PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL, USA – (Sept. 7, 2017) Just as Hurricane Irma bears down on Northeast Florida, Jacksonville-based GT AirInject, Inc. plans to deliver four new, state-of-the-art Air2G2 Soil CPR machines to help renovate and restore more than 20 golf courses and sports fields in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The machines will be delivered next week to aid in the ongoing recovery of the Texas facilities.
GT AirInject, Inc. will transport the machines to Texas on Monday, Sept. 11 for use at approximately 20 golf courses and numerous athletic fields. Hurricane Harvey did damage to facilities at every level. Golf courses and sports fields ranging from recreation, municipal and professional facilities, all sustained damage from flooding and compaction. The Air2G2 machine will inject air into the soil profile, open up pore space, increase percolation to move standing water through the soil column and help the turf recover. Turf managers who have expressed interest in utilizing the Air2G2 to help recover their turf from massive flooding, particularly in the Houston and southeast Texas region will be able to do so at no cost to them at least through October. The transport from Jacksonville to the Houston area is expected to take at least 48 hours and the shipping and usage will come at no expense to the facilities.
“I was on the phone with our Texas distributor, Jeff Kadlec, and we were on the same page about how we can help everybody that has been devastated in Houston and that area of Texas,” said Glen Black, the Owner and President of GT AirInject, Inc. “The knowledge that I have of the turf industry and the great respect and friendship I have for superintendents for golf courses and athletic complex operators inspired me to do this for the first time. I know what these people go through is tough even in normal circumstances. Right now, these are far from normal circumstances and they’re encountering some tremendously difficult issues. I hope sending these machines can help alleviate some of those problems.”
Kadlec, owner and manager of GLK Turf Solutions in San Antonio, Texas and an Air2G2 distributor, will coordinate the effort through his network of facilities via Twitter (@glkturftexas), the South Texas chapter of the Texas Golf Course Superintendents Associations and the Texas Sports Turf Managers Association. He is reaching out in the region for other facilities that require these services.
“We’re just in the infancy of helping here,” Kadlec said. “Some of these golf courses have greens completely under water and many folks haven’t been able to get back home to see what their recreation facilities or courses actually need. The goal is to go from course to course and facility to facility to help as many as we can, at least through the end of October or for as long as is needed.”
The Air2G2 aerification machine revolutionizes how turf managers on golf courses, sports fields and at landscape companies think about aerification practices. The Air2G2 injects air into the soil profile and is the only machine on the market today that utilizes air injection technology, allowing for healthier turf and immediate access instead of a delay for recovery with the usual plugging process. Air2G2 is distributed internationally and is used at more than 80 world-class golf facilities such as Muirfield Village, Oakland Hills, Ridgewood and Royal Dornoch and at top sports facilities for the U.S. Military Academy, Chicago Cubs, Manchester United Football Club, Boston Red Sox and Green Bay Packers. In late November 2016, Black and Air2G2 were honored with the HSBC Golf Business Forum Innovation Award, which recognizes the industry’s most creative and dynamic individuals.
These four Air2G2 machines will be transported to the Houston area on Sept. 11. Glen Black, (in Green) president of GT AirInject Inc., stands with team members as they load up machines to ship to Houston.
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About GT AirInject
GT AirInject, Inc. is based in Jacksonville, Florida. It is known worldwide for its widely successful aerification machine, the Air2G2, which is distributed internationally and is used at world-class facilities such as West Point Military Academy, and by professional sports teams such as the Chicago Cubs, Manchester United Football Club, Boston Red Sox, and many other sports teams and golf clubs.
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